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Windows 7: MSRT Fake


11 Apr 2010   #1
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 
MSRT Fake

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Microsoft’s Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is a popular utility that removes various malware infections. Microsoft updates the tool on the second Tuesday of each month. It is part of the Windows update, so you may or may not be aware of having seen it before.


MSRT is part of Microsoft’s overall effort of disinfecting infected PCs that may be acting as bots.
This one comes from a drive-by download with the domain hosted in Moldova. The fake tool may install on your system as “Protection System”.


Complete report with images at Malware Diaries » Blog Archive » MSRT Not!


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11 Apr 2010   #2
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
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Microsoft’s Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is a popular utility that removes various malware infections. Microsoft updates the tool on the second Tuesday of each month. It is part of the Windows update, so you may or may not be aware of having seen it before.


MSRT is part of Microsoft’s overall effort of disinfecting infected PCs that may be acting as bots.
This one comes from a drive-by download with the domain hosted in Moldova. The fake tool may install on your system as “Protection System”.


Complete report with images at Malware Diaries » Blog Archive » MSRT Not!
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Thanks for the heads up. It's no wonder that ordinary users are completely confused by this stuff.
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11 Apr 2010   #3
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

You are so right! With drive-by downloads like this one that looks realistic, the uninformed are easily taken in.
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11 Apr 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

It would be very easy for the uninformed to get sucked in.
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